Known as a set or compilation of songs or music that were created and recorded for a particular film, movie soundtrack is commonly launched by filmmakers and producers to enhance the quality of the films that they created. Movie soundtrack is also important to attract and get the attention of viewers. With the development and launch of soundtrack albums, viewers can easily associate songs with the films where the songs were used or played. Below are some of the best movie soundtracks of all time.
Considered as the best movie soundtrack of all time, the soundtrack of the film Pulp Fiction highlights various music like Chucky Berry’s “You Never Can Tell,” Dick Dale’s “Misirlou” and Urge Overkill’s “You’ll Be a Woman Soon.” The soundtrack is very popular because it is a mixture of funk classics and soul types of music. This album got the 21st rank on the Billboard 200 in 1994. At the same year, 100,000 copies of the soundtrack were sold in Canada. In 1996, over two million copies of the album were sold worldwide.
Saturday Night Fever
Second in the list of the best movie soundtrack of all time is the music score of Saturday Night Fever, which was entitled Saturday Night Fever: The Original Movie Sound Track. This album reached 15x Platinum in the United States. Some of the famous songs featured in this album are David Shire’s “Night on Disco Mountain,” Ralph MacDonald’s “Calypso Breakdown” and Tavares’ “More Than a Woman.” Other top-rated songs included in the soundtrack are David Shire’s “Salsation,” Bee Gees’ “How Deep Is Your Love” as well as Yvonne Elliman’s “If I Can’t Have You.”
Ranked third in the best movie soundtrack of all time is Purple Rain. Entertainment Weekly listed this album number one on the magazine’s list of the 100 best albums on July 4, 2008. Some of the songs included in the album are “When Doves Cry,” “The Beautiful Ones,” “Darling Nikki” and “Baby I’m a Star.”
‘O Brother Where Art Thou?
Fourth in the list of the best movie soundtrack is ‘O Brother Where Art Thou? that features different outstanding songs like Norman Blake’s “You Are My Sunshine,” Alison Krauss’ “Down to the River to Pray,” Chris Thomas King’s “Hard Time Killing Floor Blues” as well as Norman Blake’s “Man of Constant Sorrow.” Many people like the soundtrack because it features American folk music, country music, gospel songs, bluegrass music as well as blues.